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Dr. A. Jon Stoessl

Head / Professor


Faculty of Medicine

Research Themes: 

The Communicating Mind and Body

Canada Research Chair, Parkinson's Disease
Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health

Dr. Stoessl is Professor and Head of the Division of Neurology at UBC, and previously director of the Pacific Parkinson’s Research Centre. He is an internationally recognized Parkinson’s researcher and clinician, using positron emission tomography to study Parkinson’s disease and related disorders, the basis for complications arising from Parkinson’s treatment, and the mechanisms of the placebo effect. Dr. Stoessl is the Canada Research Chair in Parkinson’s disease and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Science. He has directed a CIHR Team in Parkinson’s, a Pacific Alzheimer Research Foundation Centre grant on Overlap Syndromes Resulting in Dementia and a Michael Smith Foundation Research Unit. Dr. Stoessl sits on the editorial boards of Annals of Neurology, Lancet Neurology, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders and Translational Neurodegeneration, and has served on numerous scientific advisory boards.